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RATINGS: 680   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
...created to aid in deciphering the puzzles along life’s road, and interpreting signs in the voyages of the spirit. Brewed in homage to the wisdom of visionaries everywhere who blaze paths into uncharted territories. Our take on an India Pale Ale (IPA.) A deep golden amber ale with a rich up-front malty nose finishing with a big, hoppy bite. Dry-hopped to finish with a big fresh (Cascade) hop flavor. Fermented with our 150 year old strain of top-fermenting yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jwest (10) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 18, 2003
Hoppy aroma, too bad the flavor doesn't live up to the promise. Good mouthfeel, but a little more carbonation would be nice. A well-intentioned IPA that could use a more complex hop character. The best Magic Hat brew I've tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1more4dessert (334) - Upstate, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2003
by far best from this brewer I have sampled. Beautiful golden hue, small head but good lacing. I am an IPA afficianado and this is a good one. Plenty of hops but not over the top. I love cascade hops!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
koatis (50) - Maryland, USA - JUL 4, 2003
Not overly impressed. Too light for an IPA. Fair hopping, but not even close to being worth the 8 bucks I paid for the 6-pack.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (7701) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 28, 2003
has that little creatures overwhelming lychee aroma. quite flat, in a good way. complex finish with some lemon barley lollies in there

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2003
The immediate aroma is of lychees. Quite floral. The moutfeel is softly carbonated, lightly citrusy and floral, with a touch of acidity. The flavour was less hoppy than the aroma suggested. A nice solid IPA, with a nice soft mouthfeel, enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5699) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2003
UPDATED: APR 29, 2004 Hoppy aroma. Taste wasn't as strong as most IPA's i've had recently. Bitter hops and oak was found in the taste. This was very refreshing though on a hot June day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2003
Only a medium amount of hoppiness for an IPA, but they pull it off very well. There's definitely a hint of fruit along with the hops. There isn't much maltiness at all, but that's a good thing, as it lets the hops come through. Fairly light, and very refeshing-a good beer for the summertime. On a side note, it's a bit overpriced. Magic Hat's packaging is an annoying gimmick; if they would put out 12-packs and price them the same as, say, long trail or shipyard, then I might actually buy their beers more often.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (4918) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2003
(Bottle) Orange/Amber body with a white head. Hoppy and orange nose. Super hoppy taste. So hopppy - I'll add anoth 'p'. Linguring bitterness. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2003
A really good and refreshing beer. Light, but strong in a way. Some sweet fruit notes at the end... A good one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2003
Oh joy! This is a nice, Cascade-infested IPA that really delivers on taste without beating you over the head with hops. A light, mild IPA that's easy on the bitterness, it will likely please non-hopheads like myself.

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